About us

We are North Sea Container Line or NCL in short. An integrated container logistics company with a large and well-connected network in Europe and Norway. We've been in the business since 1994.

Where're we at

Geography is important when it comes to logistics. Our service area covers Norway and a big part of Europe. We're competitive on price and services within our shipping area on the Norwegian coast, with Egersund in the south and Tromsø in the north.

Our main office is in Haugesund, a city known for international shipping and maritime industry, located on the Norwegian coast. An excellent location for reaching the Norwegian coastline from west to the arctic north.

We cooperate with a broad network of agents in Norway, the Netherlands, Germany, and the UK, and serve major European hubs in France, Belgium, and Italy to mention a few.

You can benefit from the most comprehensive feeder service in our sailing area. Our schedule consists of weekly calls in Hamburg and Bremerhaven, and two weekly calls in Rotterdam, transporting overseas containers in a fixed and reliable system.

Our people are your people

17 friendly people work at our main office in Haugesund. We’re small enough to be flexible and agile, yet experienced enough to know the business in and out.

You benefit from our know-how and our close co-operation with companies across the supply chain, like agents, ports, shipowners, cargo companies, insurance providers and container leasing companies. With short lines of communication, we are able to act where others just talk. We want you to get to smart transport solutions in no time.

Our team is highly capable and comfortable with making timely decisions. It’s easy to get in touch with us, and we respond quickly.

Get to know the people behind NCL on our blog (in Norwegian)

We push the frontiers in our industry when it comes to protecting the environment and leveraging new innovative technologies, as well as making sure each individual is productive and happy.

Operational Update

It is with sincere regret we inform you that our CEO Mr. Arne Jakobsen passed away 25.12.19. Jakobsen, together with Mr. Petter Notø founded North Sea Container Line in 1994. Jakobsen has been a true pioneer in the container market in Norway. His visions have formed the feeder and shortsea market in Norway.

Arne was most proud of his family and what he accomplished with NCL. The administration and Board of Directors in NCL think there is no greater tribute to Mr. Jakobsen then to carry on with his lifework and maintaining his enthusiasm and spirit in NCL.

We will treasure Arne´s memory and keep on the good work he inspired us to, and we will all miss his presence.

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Bente Hetland
Bente Hetland
Chief Excecutive Officer
+47 52 70 01 36
+47 902 53 790
bente.hetland@ncl.no